Matt Tubbs struck late to take a point at Notts County and maintain Eddie Howe's unbeaten start to his second spell as Bournemouth manager.

Jeff Hughes netted the hosts' first before Yoann Arquin doubled the lead by seizing on a defensive error.

Donal McDermott's sublime flick put Josh McQuoid through to score as the Cherries replied.

Harry Arter and Jamal Campbell-Ryce exchanged penalties before Tubbs's 85th-minute intervention made it 3-3.

Notts remain in the League One play-offs while Bournemouth are four points clear of the bottom four.

VIEWS FROM THE DRESSING ROOM

Notts County manager Keith Curle told BBC Radio Nottingham:

"It teaches you something, doesn't it? You don't switch off at 2-0 up.

"I think everybody at the stadium thought 'well that's it, we've broken the hoodoo, it's a comfortable win. All we've got to do is roll out 45 minutes, be solid, be professional, play the game at our tempo and we'll win the game'.

"It doesn't happen like that."

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe told BBC Radio Solent:

"We found ourselves 2-0 down against the run of play and it was a really good second half performance that has got us out of trouble again.

"We had a terrific spell in the second half and that got us back in the game. We've got a bad habit of passing backwards and not forwards and playing with two strikers helps that.

"We were chasing the game so needed two strikers on the field. We've showed great character and Steve Fletcher played his part in the equaliser and made an impact when he came on.

"I've not seen him play for a while, he's still just as bad in training as I remember but Fletch played such a big part in the goal and it was a great finish from Matt Tubbs."

Lineup, Bookings (5) & Substitutions (3)

Notts County

  • 01 Bialkowski
  • 06 Leacock
  • 29 Stewart Booked
  • 34 Eastham
  • 04 Bishop
  • 08 Liddle
  • 11 J Hughes
  • 20 Campbell-Ryce Booked
  • 28 Boucaud Booked
  • 13 Zoko (L Hughes - 69' )
  • 15 Arquin

Substitutes

  • 35 Pilkington
  • 03 Sheehan
  • 14 Mahon
  • 18 Bencherif
  • 31 Nangel
  • 09 Showunmi
  • 19 L Hughes

Bournemouth

  • 34 James
  • 02 Francis
  • 03 Cook Booked
  • 13 Elphick
  • 24 Addison
  • 07 Pugh
  • 08 Arter Booked
  • 16 MacDonald
  • 17 McQuoid
  • 23 McDermott (Tubbs - 67' )
  • 28 Barnard (Fletcher - 81' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Jalal
  • 04 Zubar
  • 06 Partington
  • 12 Fogden
  • 32 O'Kane
  • 18 Tubbs
  • 33 Fletcher
Ref: Lewis
Att: 4,584

Match Stats

Shots

11 13

On target

6 10

Corners

6 5

Fouls

14 16

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:50 Full time

Full Time The final whistle is blown by the referee.

90:00 +4:19

Lee Hughes is flagged offside by the assistant referee. David James takes the free kick.

90:00 +3:05

Jamal Campbell-Ryce takes a corner.

90:00 +1:35

A cross is delivered by Marc Pugh, blocked by Gary Liddle. Inswinging corner taken by Marc Pugh, Foul by Steve Fletcher on Gary Liddle, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Bartosz Bialkowski.

89:44

Indirect free kick taken by Simon Francis.

89:44 Booking

Booking Jordan Stewart receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

88:54

Josh McQuoid fouled by Jordan Stewart, the ref awards a free kick.

88:36

Yoann Arquin sends in a cross, clearance made by Shaun MacDonald.

88:03

Marc Pugh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamal Campbell-Ryce. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

87:21

Unfair challenge on Josh McQuoid by Jordan Stewart results in a free kick. Simon Francis restarts play with the free kick.

85:46

Free kick crossed left-footed by Jordan Stewart, clearance by Josh McQuoid.

85:46 Booking

Booking Steve Cook receives a yellow card.

85:33

Steve Cook gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamal Campbell-Ryce.

84:40

The assist for the goal came from Steve Fletcher.

84:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Matt Tubbs - Notts Co 3 - 3 Bournem'th Matt Tubbs gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in to the bottom right corner of the goal. Notts County 3-3 Bournemouth.

83:42 Goal scored

Goal! - Jamal Campbell-Ryce - Notts Co 3 - 2 Bournem'th Jamal Campbell-Ryce scores a placed penalty. Notts County 3-2 Bournemouth.

82:33

Centre by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Miles Addison makes a clearance. Penalty awarded for an unfair challenge on Neal Bishop by Shaun MacDonald.

80:17 Substitution

Substitution (Bournemouth) makes a substitution, with Steve Fletcher coming on for Lee Barnard.

77:23

The referee blows for offside against Jeff Hughes. David James takes the indirect free kick.

76:39

Shot from 35 yards by Harry Arter missed to the left of the net.

76:14

Jeff Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Lee Barnard. Simon Francis restarts play with the free kick.

75:31

Andre Boucaud takes a shot. Save by David James.

74:23

Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball, Steve Cook gets a block in. Corner taken right-footed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce from the right by-line, The ball is crossed by Jordan Stewart, clearance by Miles Addison.

73:38

Marc Pugh takes the outswinging corner, Gary Liddle makes a clearance.

71:29

The ball is sent over by Neal Bishop, Shaun MacDonald makes a clearance. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce from the right by-line, Jeff Hughes has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.

70:54

Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball, clearance made by Simon Francis. Corner taken right-footed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, Lee Barnard makes a clearance.

70:43

Centre by Yoann Arquin, Shaun MacDonald manages to make a clearance.

70:10

Foul by Matt Tubbs on Andre Boucaud, free kick awarded. Ashley Eastham restarts play with the free kick.

69:03

Gary Liddle challenges Marc Pugh unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Marc Pugh, Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.

68:24

Free kick taken by David James.

68:24 Substitution

Substitution Lee Hughes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Francois Zoko.

68:24

The official flags Yoann Arquin offside.

67:37

Jordan Stewart sends in a cross, Jeff Hughes makes a clearance.

66:17 Substitution

Substitution Matt Tubbs joins the action as a substitute, replacing Donal McDermott.

65:27

The ball is sent over by Gary Liddle, save by David James.

64:17

Jeff Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Harry Arter. Free kick crossed right-footed by Marc Pugh, Jeff Hughes makes a clearance.

63:50

Shaun MacDonald takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Liddle.

63:09

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jamal Campbell-Ryce from the left by-line, save by David James.

62:19

Corner taken by Jamal Campbell-Ryce played to the near post, clearance made by Marc Pugh.

61:39

Andre Boucaud takes a shot. Save by David James. Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Barnard on Jordan Stewart. Free kick taken by Jordan Stewart.

61:04

The ball is swung over by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, clearance made by Miles Addison.

60:43

Lee Barnard is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Dean Leacock takes the indirect free kick.

59:40 Goal scored

Goal! - Harry Arter - Notts Co 2 - 2 Bournem'th Placed penalty scored by Harry Arter. Notts County 2-2 Bournemouth.

58:44

Unfair challenge on Marc Pugh by Neal Bishop results in a Penalty.

57:52

Steve Cook takes has a header from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

57:06

Simon Francis takes the indirect free kick.

57:06 Booking

Booking Booking for Andre Boucaud for unsporting behaviour.

56:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Andre Boucaud on Harry Arter.

56:36

Jordan Stewart is caught offside. Free kick taken by David James.

56:16

The ball is sent over by Francois Zoko, Tommy Elphick gets a block in.

53:33

Neal Bishop takes a shot.

53:05

Josh McQuoid concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Leacock. Bartosz Bialkowski takes the free kick.

52:00

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jeff Hughes on Donal McDermott. Indirect free kick taken by Simon Francis.

50:44

The assist for the goal came from Donal McDermott.

50:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Josh McQuoid - Notts Co 2 - 1 Bournem'th Josh McQuoid finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Notts County 2-1 Bournemouth.

50:15

Yoann Arquin crosses the ball.

49:02

Yoann Arquin is penalised for a handball. Tommy Elphick takes the free kick.

48:29

The ball is delivered by Josh McQuoid, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

47:32

Short corner taken by Donal McDermott, clearance made by Andre Boucaud.

47:19

Marc Pugh takes a shot. Save made by Bartosz Bialkowski.

46:39

A cross is delivered by Steve Cook, Gary Liddle gets a block in. Corner taken by Marc Pugh, clearance by Jeff Hughes.

45:36

Simon Francis challenges Francois Zoko unfairly and gives away a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Jordan Stewart.

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +2:30 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

45:00 +2:04

Jamal Campbell-Ryce delivers the ball, save by David James.

44:54

Foul by Steve Cook on Neal Bishop, free kick awarded. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

41:26

Harry Arter fouled by Jeff Hughes, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Harry Arter.

40:57

Foul by Josh McQuoid on Dean Leacock, free kick awarded. Bartosz Bialkowski restarts play with the free kick.

40:28

Francois Zoko has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

38:58

Marc Pugh takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

38:37

Lee Barnard takes a shot. Neal Bishop gets a block in.

38:01

Josh McQuoid fouled by Neal Bishop, the ref awards a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Harry Arter.

37:12

Jeff Hughes takes a shot. Blocked by Miles Addison.

35:55

Jeff Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

35:55 Booking

Booking Harry Arter receives a caution.

35:40

The referee gives a free kick against Harry Arter for handball.

31:48 Goal scored

Goal! - Yoann Arquin - Notts Co 2 - 0 Bournem'th Yoann Arquin gets on the score sheet with a goal from inside the box low into the middle of the goal. Notts County 2-0 Bournemouth.

29:51

Foul by Simon Francis on Francois Zoko, free kick awarded. Jamal Campbell-Ryce crosses the ball in from the free kick, Shaun MacDonald manages to make a clearance.

28:22

Centre by Simon Francis, clearance by Jeff Hughes.

27:21

Handball by Gary Liddle. Free kick taken by Harry Arter.

24:47

Donal McDermott concedes a free kick for a foul on Andre Boucaud. Dean Leacock restarts play with the free kick.

22:35

Free kick crossed by Marc Pugh, save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

22:35 Booking

Booking Jamal Campbell-Ryce shown a yellow card.

22:20

Steve Cook fouled by Jamal Campbell-Ryce, the ref awards a free kick.

21:30

Lee Barnard takes a shot. Save by Bartosz Bialkowski.

20:18

Francois Zoko provided the assist for the goal.

20:18 Goal scored

Goal! - Jeff Hughes - Notts Co 1 - 0 Bournem'th Jeff Hughes finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. Notts County 1-0 Bournemouth.

19:00

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Marc Pugh, Simon Francis produces a shot from just outside the penalty area that bounces off the post. The ball is crossed by Marc Pugh, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David James by Andre Boucaud. Direct free kick taken by David James.

18:44

Josh McQuoid takes a shot. Save made by Bartosz Bialkowski.

17:36

Unfair challenge on Josh McQuoid by Francois Zoko results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Simon Francis from right wing.

17:25

Unfair challenge on Harry Arter by Yoann Arquin results in a free kick. Harry Arter restarts play with the free kick.

16:04

Foul by Josh McQuoid on Jeff Hughes, free kick awarded. Jordan Stewart takes the indirect free kick.

15:38

The ball is sent over by Shaun MacDonald.

14:16

Josh McQuoid takes a shot. Dean Leacock gets a block in. Francois Zoko fouled by Donal McDermott, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jordan Stewart.

13:00

Donal McDermott gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Andre Boucaud. Jordan Stewart restarts play with the free kick.

9:49

Jeff Hughes delivers the ball.

8:20

Unfair challenge on Jamal Campbell-Ryce by Shaun MacDonald results in a free kick. The ball is crossed by Jordan Stewart, Jeff Hughes has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the goal.

7:16

Shot by Jamal Campbell-Ryce from outside the box goes over the net.

6:47

The ball is swung over by Jeff Hughes, Miles Addison manages to make a clearance.

5:38

Yoann Arquin has a volleyed shot. Save made by David James.

2:11

The ball is sent over by Yoann Arquin.

0:37

A cross is delivered by Josh McQuoid. Save made by Bartosz Bialkowski.

0:16

Marc Pugh takes a shot. Bartosz Bialkowski makes a save.

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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